Few days ago ‘Elementary’ executive producer Rob Doherty revealed to Entertainment Weekly that “the return of a very familiar face is in the works”. In his own words, producers of the show are “working on bringing back a beloved member of the Elementary family. The odds are quite good.”
One of the faces which fans of the show should remember is Jamie Moriarty/Irene Adler played by Natalie in season 1 and 2 (last time we’ve seen her on the screen in 12th episode). Moriarty character has not been seen in last two seasons due to Dormer’s busy work schedule but now, after Margaery’s tragic death and Doherty’s spoiler words, speculations about her return to the show blow again.
Moriarty and Sherlock in 4×18 TV promo
Last November Doherty spoke about possible return of Moriarty to the show, but at that time Natalie was still working on ‘In Darkness’ which she’ll start shoot next month. “I reached out to Natalie recently because I did have some ideas and was hoping we’d be able to see her towards the end of the Season 4. But she is acting in a movie (‘In Darkness’) that she co-wrote” – he told back then TV Line. “She is a friend of the show, for sure, and we love having her around. So at the moment, the odds are slim, but the door is not shut.”
Doherty spoke again about possible return of Natalie’s character in November 2015 during New York Comic Con ‘Elementary’ Panel: “Natalie has proven to be as elusive as Moriarty. Actually, we had the opportunity to talk a few weeks ago, to discuss a few possible scenarios for a return … but it presents obviously some logistical problems for us. But we’ll stay in touch and see what we can cook up.”
Jonny Lee Miller, who plays Sherlock on the series, added: “We shoot this show all year anyway, so when she stops working, we’ll still be working”.
Is that mean that we will see Natalie in ‘Elementary’ again? We’ll see. Season 5 will premiere on CBS on October 2, 2016.
Creator of Elementary, Robert Doherty has confirmed in a recent interview that Natalie will not be returning to the show this season. He has however praised Natalie saying “We could not adore her more.”
Eonline – Robert Doherty, creator and showrunner of the CBS drama Elementary, took the stage with the bosses of three other CBS dramas at the TCA press tour on Wednesday to talk about the show.
Doherty was asked about the BBC series but says he hasn’t seen it. In terms of his own ideas for the famous detective, Doherty said he was drawn to the idea of a “broken Sherlock Holmes…a guy who is trying very hard to get back to where he was. We try to stay true to the darkness of the character.”
Happy New Year All! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas etc :] Screen captures from Natalie’s latest appearance in Elementary have been added to our gallery. I don’t personally watch the show but from the bits I have seen I love Natalie’s performance.
Entertainment Weekly – The new year is going to bring Sherlock and Joan face-to-face with an old foe — Natalie Dormer’s Moriarty, seen above in a photo you’re seeing first on EW.com. But what brings the trio together again in the episode, which airs Jan. 2? We hopped on the phone with executive producer Rob Doherty to get the scoop.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Set up the episode for us. DOHERTY: A young girl is kidnapped in New York City, and Sherlock and Joan come to believe that Moriarty may have orchestrated the abduction, which is a tad confusing since she’s been in federal custody for several months now. So in the episode, they seek her out and she becomes something of a participant into the investigation into the kidnapping. EW: Moriarty’s presence always brings up complicated feelings for Sherlock. How does that manifest in the episode? People who have enjoyed the complicated relationship will not be disappointed. It remains as complicated as ever. It’s very interesting for Sherlock to see her and be around her again. And it’s, of course, not just about how it lands on Sherlock but Joan as well, given that Joan played such a major role in Moriarty’s takedown at the end of the first season. There’s plenty of unfinished business between those, so we single those two out for a little alone time over the course of the episode.